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SolarWorld backs US 'solarize' campaign

Charlotte, North Carolina

Communities within North Carolina and Utah work together to erect solar panels while one university launches first campus-sponsored scheme.

German equipment manufacturers expect sales increase of more than 25%

Stringer system, Teamtechnik

Germany's PV equipment and plant manufacturers are cautiously optimistic and expecting a 25 percent increase in revenue this year despite lacking a plan to ensure their competitiveness in the medium term.

Ukraine turmoil leaves outlook 'cloudy'


The repercussions to the solar PV industry from Russia's annexation of Crimea will be felt from 21 March, according to an industry source speaking to pv magazine. This revelation comes as analysts IHS call the country's PV...

German conference to showcase latest in energy storage, electromobility

BMWi production in Leipzig

The 14th UECT international conference in Ulm will also highlight the boom in electric vehicles. A new report shows the number of electric cars has risen to 400,00 worldwide.

Italy helps Egypt develop solar power

As part of the two countries' cooperation on environmental protection and sustainable development, Italy is providing aid for the development of solar facilities in El Fayoum.

Outlook for solar industry good despite current troubles, according to analysts

Solar Panels in the US

The solar industry is liable to have a great future despite currently being cowed by a faltering world economy and competition from Asia, according to a new report by management consultants McKinsey.

Capital Stage posts 54% boost, forecasts sunny future

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

The Hamburg-based renewable energy group has expanded its investor base and moved into France, where it has made its biggest ever investment in four solar farms with a combined output of 40 MW.

LDK Solar delisted from New York Stock Exchange

LDK Solar HQ, China.

Having warned last week that the Chinese solar company's status was under review, the NYSE yesterday determined that LDK was no longer suitable for listing.

Canadian Solar wins financing for Ontario plant


Canadian Solar has won financing of CAD $50.5 million for its solar power plant in North Dundas in the Canadian province of Ontario.

Silevo and Krannich Solar create distribution partnership

Californian solar installation.

The two solar specialists to partner on the distribution of Silevo's 18.5% efficient c-Si solar modules.

Solar Frontier to build airport-sited mega-station in Nagasaki, Japan


Japanese companies Solar Frontier and Chopro are banding together to build a 29 MW facility adjoining the airport in Nagasaki.

First Solar radiates confidence as stock price rises 20%

First Solar module.

Monthly stock report shows impressive uptick for the Arizona company, while SunPower continues to create a buzz.

China's Solargiga posts positive results

Solar panels

Chinese manufacturer Solargiga has reported a slowing in its operating loss for 2013, suggesting that the company is bouncing back after a disastrous 2012.

Capital Stage AG hit 53.6% profit in 2013

Hamburg docks.

Positive financial year underlined by expansion into French market and revenue increase of Eur 57 million ($78.5 million).

Salmon-scented solar panels set for UK rooftop trial

Cat on a fence.

UPDATE: Apologies to anyone who now wants a salmon-scented solar panel. It was an April Fool's joke - check out our cats "Lirpa" and "Lofo."

EU ProSun slams leaders of Europe


The president of EU ProSun has reacted angrily to today’s report from The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, accusing the continent’s leaders of not doing enough to promote renewable energy.

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